Rockstar Games turned to Bill Elm and Woody Jackson to create the music for "Red Dead Redemption." On this episode of Top Score from Classical MPR, Elm discusses he and Jackson's background in the alt-country scene, his admiration for Italian film composer Ennio Morricone and more.
Composer Sean Murray talks about his music for Call of Duty: Black Ops, game 7 in one of the most successful franchises in gaming history. Hear him on Top Score from Classical Minnesota Public Radio.
Composer Garry Schyman talks to Top Score about his music for BioShock, BioShock 2 and Dante's Inferno.
Composer Jason Graves created a gorgeous but terrifying score for Dead Space and Dead Space 2. Hear an interview with Jason on Episode 3 of Top Score from Classical MPR.
Episode Two of Top Score is all about Stacking, a delightful game with a classical soundtrack. Join Emily Reese for a conversation with Game Designer Lee Petty, Audio Director Brian Min and Composer Peter McConnell.
Award-winning composer Inon Zur writes music for video games like Dragon Age: Origins, Dragon Age II, and the two most recent games in the Fallout series. He talks about his journey and his job on Top Score from Classical Minnesota Public Radio.
Saturday, February 26, 2011, The Metropolitan Opera will broadcast a live performance of Gluck's opera "Iphigenie en Tauride" on Classical MPR at 12:00 p.m. CST. The star-studded cast includes Susan Graham and Placido Domingo.
When Verdi's opera Simon Boccanegra premiered, audiences didn't understand the libretto and they didn't like the music. Maybe the costumes were pretty?
Puccini knew what he wanted, and he eventually got it. Hear his opera, Tosca, in a live broadcast by The Metropolitan Opera on Classical MPR Saturday at noon.
Verdi took a few too many chances while writing his opera, Rigoletto.
There is a new generation of musicians with a growing interest in performing in and attending concerts by orchestral ensembles. Kids have always wanted to learn to play the melodies from Hollywood blockbuster movies and hit television shows, but there's a newer game in town, so to speak.
Tommy Tallarico is passionate about opening the eyes of non-gamers to the world of video gaming and drawing in a new generation of classical music lovers. He's managed to do both with his live concert series Video Games Live.
The state of Minnesota plans to introduce stingless wasps to help eradicate the emerald ash borer.